We eat a lot of fruits and vegetables here. Each week, our grocery cart is loaded with berries, bananas, peppers and so much more. And we eat it all. Bunches of asparagus are devoured at dinner. Bowls of berries are eaten nearly every morning. And sometimes, all I want is some roasted Brussels sprouts or some sliced red peppers.
But we also love sweets. As much as we love our fruits and veggies, we adore our sweets too. But if you are going to indulge, the sweets better be good. If not, what’s the point?
Peanut Butter Cup Whole Wheat Cookies are really good. Worth every indulgent bite. The very second that the kids tried these cookies, they were already asking me when I would make them again. It didn’t matter that they were biting into the warm cookie just oozing with peanut butter and chocolate. They wanted to make sure this wasn’t going to be a one time thing.
I can’t blame them.
When we took these to our Sunday dinner with our extended family, the cookies all vanished, everyone returning for seconds. And some thirds too.
Let me tell you, these are not your basic chocolate chip cookie. No way. They are better. Stuffed with mini peanut butter cups and chocolate chips, but are a sweet-a-holics dream. And they are made with whole wheat flour, not that you’ll notice, so you can even say they are a bit healthier than their traditional chocolate chip cookie cousin. Score.
Now about those peanut butter cups … A few weeks ago, Shawn surprised me with a little pack of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis. The bite size peanut butter cups are a little larger than chocolate chips. Total chocolate-peanut butter goodness. And the second I opened the bag and tried one, I asked “Do these come in a bigger bag? They would be awesome in cookies.”
Well, they do come in a bigger bag and they are indeed awesome in cookies. I found them in the Target candy section, but they are probably available in some grocery stores too (and for the record, no one asked me to write about these Reese’s cups — Reese’s doesn’t even know who I am).
Make these this weekend. You will love them.
All-purpose flour can be substituted for the white whole wheat, if desired. But then you lose the whole grain aspect of the cookies.